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Agent2Agent in Sacramento County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should interview with more than 1. Such as a franchise that will offer more training via class and online and have more tools. But fees could be more so compare. You should check with an independent agency that may have less online tools, but teach you as a mentor in the field actually accompanying on appointments. Fees can be less. Compare what you get for what you will pay and decide if you want a small setting or large setting. Either way, start by marketing yourself, get your own web site and build an Active Rain blog, it is free to start and i put a link below. Generate your own leads that are not shared with massive amounts of other agents ... more
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Tue Jan 24, 2017
Tom Nunes asked:
The 2 properties that are not my listings but show up on my listing page are on Heater Gate and 9th ave.
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
Zack Alber Top Premier Broker asked:
I can receive Zillow leads to my email; however, I am not able to receive any leads from Trulia. How can I receive leads from both websites? Thanks a lot!
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Wed Sep 28, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Sergio,

It depends on many factors. Are you working with clients that perhaps also ride motorcycles? May be a good networking opportunity.

Kind regards,

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Sat Jul 9, 2016
Patty Mack answered:
Websites like connect sellers with local registered listing agents whose portfolio appeals to them the most. Seller information is never revealed to third parties. Contact details are revealed to the agent only after the seller chooses him for an interview. Once you get in touch with the agent, the remaining procedures remain the same as a live deal. There are no additional taxes that you pay for the services. ... more
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Wed May 11, 2016
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Kaplan has a good program but you might want to see what Rockwell offers. I'm pretty sure it's lower then 499.00 and you can pass the exam if you pay for the course for California and you study. ... more
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Tue Jan 19, 2016
Rjtury answered: sends agency branded shipments of air filters to the buyers door, 4 times a year for only $100. Great closing gift to keep your name fresh in your clients heads. After the 4 shipments, if your client choses to sign up for FilterEasy's services they will continue placing your branding on each package for the life of the customer. Could potentially be 5-10 years of brand recognition for $100.
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Tue Dec 15, 2015
Madeline.spitz asked:
Specifically, 1940 Rolling Hills Drive, Sacramento, CA 95864. The home owner wants these photos removed from your web-site.
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Thu Nov 26, 2015
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Tue Aug 11, 2015
Randall Ortiz answered:
Find out what good area means to the buyer, that's where I would start.
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
Denise Attebery answered:
Dear Dave,

I have the best of the best CPA that I have been working with for years, always looking out for your pocket and taking care of business professionally for your business needs. He in the past was also a realtor here in California.

Paul Stroub CPA, Roseville California
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
John Arendsen answered:
Fortunetely in the niche that we garner 90% or our income from (Manufactured Housing Curitave Title Solutions, Engineered Certifications and foundation related issues) we do no advertising other than to our webmaster for ongong mainttnance and upgrading and SEO of our websites which is about 100 dollars per month. We did Pay Per Click for a few years in the beginning ('05-09) but were getting far more hits as a result of our website presence so we discontinued that years ago.

My brokerage biz is a very low key and selective family owned and operated brokerage. We work with a select clientele and offer a mixed bag, onestop, turnkey solution whereby we provide remodeling, room additions, upgrades, improvements, new builds, interior design, landscaping services and development projects. For this we spend about 2 to 3 hundred a month off and on with various mediums. But by and large most of what we do is word of mouth.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
Justin Johnson answered:
I would utilize that time trying to get buyers and sellers. That's just me.
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
Jason Walter answered:
Please disregard my question. I found someone that can help me out. Thanks!
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
Jeffrey Grabarek answered:
I can check with our Property Management Group for single family homes in Westlake; also, I can refer them to a gated tonwhome community with great amenities that allows dogs and has a nice dog park right behind it. ... more
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
John Souerbry answered:
You don't have to be a "realtor" to sell real estate in California, but you do have to be a licensed broker to head a property management company. I'll explain...
There is no such thing as a "realtor" license in California or any other state. "Realtor" is a slang term for agent. An actual REALTOR(R) is a member of the National Association of REALTOR(S). Membership in the Association is not a requirement for being licensed, though many licensed agents who are not members improperly refer to themselves using the slang "realtor."
In a fully licensed real estate office, a person holding a broker license must be in charge and supervise day-to-day operations. Agents who work for the managing broker are licensed as either a "Broker" or "Salesperson." Anyone who works for the managing broker for the purpose of conducting real estate sales must be licensed.
In a California property management company, only the managing broker of the company must be licensed. The property managers who work for the broker do not have to be licensed.
Coming back to your question... a property management company can sell real estate as long as the person who actually does the transaction is either the company's managing broker or someone who works for the broker and is licensed. As others have stated, it's common for real estate firms to offer both services.
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Gina Copeland answered:
A Realtor belongs to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and a Realtor upholds the Code of Ethic which has 17 Articles. Along with other rules and regulations, some by other government entities. Of these rule and regulations Realtors are ethically and morally bound. ... more
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Jaime Becker answered:
I've only experienced the industry already on a technological advance. There have been many great changes since then too. From Docusign, to mobile apps, to tablets, you can basically be a virtual mobile office. Client's want information fast, so we have to be able to give it to them quickly. If we don't, someone else or the internet will.
It will also allow us to use less and less paper. Someday this industry will be paperless. That will not discount the face to face interactions. The majority of buyers and sellers will be advanced in technology as well and will expect that of us.
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Thu Dec 13, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
You can probably assume that if there is a loop hole in the system that someone will find it. With this said, it probably has happened and will happen again. Whether or not it is a common practice is open to debate but if there are inapproprate/unethical/illegal activities that RE agents are involved with, they are taking a huge risk. Some will eventually be caught...others will not.

I view this as a broker responsibility that should be addressed sooner than later.

Good post.

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